30 November 2007

Homeopathy and Galileo – delusions or observations?

Filed under: Homeopathy,religion — homeopathy4health @ 10:36 pm
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‘Galileo’s championing of Copernicanism was controversial within his lifetime. The geocentric view had been dominant since the time of Aristotle, and the controversy engendered by Galileo’s opposition to this view resulted in the Catholic Church’s prohibiting the advocacy of heliocentrism as potentially factual, because that theory had no decisive proof and was contrary to the literal meaning of Scripture’ His ideas were denounced and were judged to be ‘dangerous and close to heresy.’ Wikipedia

Galileo observed moons on Saturn, and the phases of Venus (as the moon has phases) and deduced that the sun was at the centre of what is called the solar system (heliocentrism) and that the sun and planets did not go round the earth (geocentrism).

The parallel with homeopathy is that Samual Hahnemann observed the effects of serially diluted medicines, these effects have been observed by generations of homeopaths after him but scientists refuse to look in the same way as homeopaths at the same time as homeopaths and observe the effects for themselves.  They insist that homeopathic medicines should be tested as if they are toxic substances (as many pharmaceuticals are) and in a linear way: one disease one medicine one effect whereas homeopaths treat one person’s many symptoms with one suitable remedy and observe many effects. 

‘Galileo was often willing to change his views in accordance with observation’: when will scientists start really looking?


28 November 2007

What is good about conventional medicine?

Filed under: Personal — homeopathy4health @ 9:11 am
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Ok, I got the rant off my chest.  People take conventional medicine and it has benefits for them and I should be thankful that the facilities exist should I ever need them, but I will try and avoid it if I possibly can.

People live longer than they would naturally with conventional medical treatment for:

accidents and injuries. 

heart conditions.

premature delivery (although I do question ‘at what cost?’ for the families of very premature babies)

birth complications.



I can’t categorically state cancer here because I am personally concerned that the effect of chemotherapy can cause a person’s health to deteriorate more rapidly in some cases.  And it is reported here that it is avoided by doctors suffering from cancer.

 But is it good for society, how much do these treatments cost, will the susceptibility for these conditions be passed on to future generations?

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